|before entry border vietnam, bus stop a while for breakfast. border open 6AM|
In Vietnam bus/sleeper bus will stop at Pham Ngu Lao main street. There have a lot budget hotel/guesthouse and travel agencies.
|Pham Ngu Lao Street|
|Travel Agencies in Pham Ngu Loa Street|
If you stay in Pham Ngu Lao Street, u may cut cost for accomodation if you stay in near Ben Thanh Market hotel rate 35-45 USD pernite.
From Pham Ngu Lao just walk 5-10 minutes to Ben Thanh Market. For Muslim there have 1 muslim restoran in Pham Ngu Lao.
Name : Taj Mahal (Pakistan Restoran)
Price : Chicken Briani = 5USD can eat for 2 person
For accomodation in Pham Ngu Lao i was stay at My Home Guesthouse
My Home GH = 16 USD pernight, big room can stay 4 person.
|location is same road with Taj Mahal Restoran|
|Big Room, 16USD pernight|
In Pham Ngu Lao Street have big garden, a lot local vietnam hang out, playing each other, dancing, all chit chat. So on the way to Ben Thanh Market you will see this happy garden.
Caution ! : there no have stop light for walk crossing. You just cross the street and they will avoid you..
|local garden near Pham Ngu Lao|
|Ben Thanh Market|
In Ben Thanh Market some of local can speak Malay, it owesome...!!! but they just know said "satu barang RM10 ringgit" , "mari kakak murah..murah.."
|inside Ben Thanh Market|
but Halal food in Vietnam it too exspensive, simple menu is around 3-5 USD perserve not include drink. so it better bring your own food and cook in guesthouse.
if you want take cyclo, ask clearly price. but reccomended just walk around Saigon city by walking. Sign board street very clear and easy.
There have 3-5 muslim retaurant near Bent Thanh Market.
|owner by Malaysian|
If you like coconut, if you want to buy with street vendor ask price first.. last time me & wife pay 2 coconut for 15USD.. because we still not understand dong money so we pay alot for coconut. Mistake we do is, drink first because thirsty. :)
|2 coconut for 15USD|
For activities in Saigon, better take join package offer by travel agency. In guesthouse or hotel are provide this package.
In My Home Guesthouse offer :-
Half day Cu Chi Tunnel = 5USD (ticket = 4.5USD)
City Tour = 8USD
Mekong 1 day = 8USD
Water Puppet Show ticket = 3USD
Taxi to Airport = 8usd
|taxi for 8usd|